Sometimes our carnal desires can get the better of us, we do things that are against both God’s will and our own. Recently I found myself entertaining unwanted thoughts, knowing they were wrong there was a battle between my flesh (which enjoyed it) and the spirit . Paul perfectly describes this battle
I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. Romans 7:15-17
When I had these unwanted thoughts I found my-self praying “God take these desires and thoughts away”. Though this prayer wasn’t wrong, secretly i was hoping God would give me a miracle solution to eradicate them forever! Temptations will come, even Jesus was tempted, but “God is faithful He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
I was also reminded that Christ is the miracle solution to my carnal cravings. As long as we live on this earth our carnal desires will never be satisfied, it’s almost like it’s a ravenous machine even if you feed it, it’s never full. That is the nature of the flesh. However Christ satisfies me, he has put a finish to these cravings, he is enough, in fact he is more than enough!
Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35
In times when you feel the desires of your flesh taking over you, remember that Christ is enough!